Last minute Christmas shopping for a kid and can’t think of any ideas? We’ve got your back! Below are a few ideas to get any age of kid on your list that encourage imagination and cognitive development.
Ages 2-5 (Kindergarten Prep)
At this age, kids have nearly double the synapses in some brain areas, increasing the brain’s capacity for learning and developing relationships. Find gifts that encourage mastery of ABC’s, reading, and problem-solving.
Our Recommendation: Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar™ – This toy develops skills like sequencing, critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, and cause and effect.
Ages 6-10 (Grade School Basics)
During grade school, children begin to develop more logical ways of thinking. They can now explore multiple ways to solve a problem. Give gifts that encourage creativity, language development, or have the child to take on a challenge.
Our Recommendation: Snap Circuits® 300 Experiments: Kids will learn to manipulate electronic circuits. It fosters both creativity and critical thinking skills.
Ages 10-12 (Pre-Teen Growth)
Pre-teen’s rapid brain growth causes an increase in emotions and improved motor skills. They desire independence and experiments with abstract reasoning. Give them gifts that encourage creativity, independence, and self-expression.
Our Recommendation: Cozmo – Rated the best STEM toy by the Smithsonian. Cozmo is operated by robotic and AI system. This toy teaches coding skills and problem-solving through Code Lab.
Ages 13+ (Teens and Higher Reasoning)
Teens know a lot about tech and want more of a challenge. They are in touch with their likes and dislikes. Find gifts for them that are cutting-edge and encourage coding.
Our Recommendation: Flashforge 3D Printer – Encourages creativity rooted in technology. It’s design and technical functions appeal to teens with a variety of interests.
Finding the perfect gift for kids can be hard, but giving the gift of tech toys helps to foster a broader appreciation for logic, critical thinking, and ingenuity that will serve them well later in life.